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Everything You Know About Introverts Is Probably Wrong. Here's Why

Being an introvert doesn't mean you like to spend all your time alone.<p><b>Some people think introverts avoid social situations.</b>• <b><br>This isn't actually true, they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social stimulation.</b>• <b><br>It's because they have a very low threshold for dopamine, so they are easily</b> …

Behavioral Sciences

In 2 Sentences Elon Musk Explains Why the Key to Success Is Failure

If you're an entrepreneur you should follow Elon Musk's rule of thumb.<p>Failure is an inevitable part of life. Yet failure has a harmfully negative connotation. It seems as though failing at something means doing something wrong, or not being good enough. While at times that may be true, failure is …

Business Strategy

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

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ELON MUSK can seem flakily up himself. His newish tunnelling business appears to be a case in point. The project has a cute name (the Boring …

Could the iPhone Have Been Invented in Today's Digital Workplace?

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of one of the most disruptive product innovations of our time: the iPhone. Apple’s iPhone launched the era of …

App Store

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Inc.com

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles …

Leadership

The Trait That Made Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Fearless--and How to Cultivate It | Inc.com

When Elon Musk found out that NASA had no intentions of going to Mars, he decided to invest $100 million of his own funds to develop reusable rockets; if NASA was not going to bring humanity to Mars, he would do it himself. Space industry veterans dismissed him by saying that reusable rockets were …

Motivation

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

Minimalism

8 subtle signs your body's telling you your diet is all wrong

Our bodies have clever ways of protesting<p>There's one very obvious way you can tell if your diet isn't healthy: putting on weight. But it's certainly …

Wellness

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Leadership

A former Tesla recruiter explains why all candidates had to go through Elon Musk at the end of the hiring process

<b>• Landing a job at Tesla is an "intense" process, according to former Tesla recruiter Marissa Peretz.</b><p><b>• She told Business Insider about how she helped grow the company from 200 to 16,000 employees.</b><p><b>• All candidates had to go through several rounds of screenings — including an interview with CEO Elon</b> …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the fact they procrastinate -- especially when they put off things they actually enjoy doing or, more …

Procrastination

This live-stream of AI learning to play Super Mario Bros is awesome

Einfach nerdig, a Youtuber with currently only one video up, started a livestream of an AI learning to play “Super Mario Bros.” 4 days ago. It’s still running, and watching it is amazing.<p>The AI, MarI/O, comes courtesy of creator SethBling, who despite his own huge following, isn’t the one streaming …

A psychologist reveals outstanding traits of the super rich

Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals the common traits you can find in the super-rich. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Craig Malkin</b>: When we look at the relationship between wealth and wealth accumulation and measures of narcissism, …

There is a war for elite tech talent raging in Europe

A "Battle Royale" for the very best tech talent is raging across Europe, according to a report published on Thursday by venture capital firm Atomico.<p>There are now 5.5 million software developers across Europe, which is 500,000 more than there were last year. Germany has the most with 837,000, while …

Europe

Look ma, no hands: what will it mean when all cars can drive themselves?

Autonomous vehicles are the focus of attention from Silicon Valley to the Treasury. Once they catch on, our roads and our workplaces will be transformed<p>The chancellor may have been keen to talk about the autonomous future in his budget, but the money that talked loudest last week came from Uber’s …

Philip Hammond

David Cassidy’s Last Four Words Revealed by Daughter - They're Haunting

David Cassidy’s final words as divulged by his daughter reveal the pathos of the entertainment icon’s passing Tuesday at the age of 67.<p>“Words cant …

I Worked With Elon Musk And Learned That Intelligence Is Not The Key To Success

<i>As a 15-year-old who aspires to be an engineer, I admire people like Elon Musk. How do you think someone could be as successful as him without being as smart as him? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions | Inc.com

Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same approach each time, he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> reporter Neil Strauss.<p>It's "the scientific method," Musk …

Jeff Bezos

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 22 Predictions for 2018 | Inc.com

Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but it's possible to identify macro trends by paying close attention to what's happening in an industry. Here's what a handful of founders, executives and investors are seeing in their crystal balls.<p>1. The artificial intelligence (AI) hype bubble …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Take Risks In A System Not Built For It (What Teachers Can Learn From Elon Musk)

While John Spencer and I were developing the LAUNCH Cycle, we came up with a few areas that were likely stumbling blocks in the creative …

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today to Become a Better Person Tomorrow | Inc.com

If you want to improve, you have to ask yourself the right questions.<p>Self-reflection is the key to all personal development. People tend to think it's about reading the right self-help book, or attending a Tony Robbins seminar, but the truth is, personal development can happen in any moment, …

Self-improvement

Interview With The Lifelike Hot Robot Named Sophia (Full) | CNBC

How to Be the Company Where Everyone Wants to Work | Inc.com

In today's world, most people don't retire from their first job. Or their second. Instead, people change jobs, and careers, hoping to find the perfect fit. But they're not looking for the perfect position; they're searching for the right company.<p>It's no secret that company culture plays a key role …

Employee Engagement